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4th Apr '18 12:32:11 AM jormis29
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Moreover, fatigue with the genre had sprung up in TheSeventies -- ''Donny and Marie'' and ''Sonny and Cher'' were only the best-known examples in a decade that also brought us increasingly corny shows toplined by such acts as Series/TheBradyBunch and the Bay City Rollers. One-shot and annual specials such as ''Circus of the Stars'' persisted into the early 1990s, but even those are now relatively rare.

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Moreover, fatigue with the genre had sprung up in TheSeventies -- ''Donny and Marie'' ''Series/DonnyAndMarie'' and ''Sonny and Cher'' were only the best-known examples in a decade that also brought us increasingly corny shows toplined by such acts as Series/TheBradyBunch and the Bay City Rollers. One-shot and annual specials such as ''Circus of the Stars'' persisted into the early 1990s, but even those are now relatively rare.



* ''Donny and Marie''

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* ''Donny and Marie''''Series/DonnyAndMarie''
20th Mar '18 2:30:55 PM JamesAustin
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20th Mar '18 2:24:18 PM JamesAustin
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!!!Examples:
* Many an American ChristmasSpecial is this, including the notorious ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial''.

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!!!Examples:
* Many an American ChristmasSpecial is this, including the notorious ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial''.
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* A radio example would be ''Radio/APrairieHomeCompanion''.
* ''Series/BillNyeSavesTheWorld'' -- In a sense. Each episode has a particular CentralTheme that ties all the elements together, but within a single episode are contained any combination of live demonstrations in front of the audience, [[SketchComedy comedy sketches]], "man on the street" style interviews, correspondent field pieces, panel discussions, and monologues from Bill himself.



* 1987's ''Dolly'', starring Music/DollyParton -- it lasted one season and was considered a huge gamble even then.



* ''Series/HeyHeyItsSaturday''
* ''Film/TheHollywoodRevueOf1929'' was part of a series of filmed variety shows that were briefly in vogue during the 1928-30 era when sound films were new and novel. MGM, which was transitioning to talking films, simply put all of its stars into a variety show movie filled with unrelated sketches and songs. Warner Brothers did the exact same thing with its 1929 film ''The Show of Shows''. 1930 film ''Film/KingOfJazz'' is a plotless variety show featuring Paul Waldman and his band in a series of lavish musical numbers, with sketch comedy interludes.



* As part of ''Series/NewlywedsNickAndJessica'', Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson did a variety show special on Creator/{{ABC}} in 2004 that flopped ''badly''.
* In-universe in ''Podcast/TheOrbitingHumanCircusOfTheAir,'' the eponymous radio show's format includes musical numbers by bizarre animals and inanimate objects, novelty acts, and prerecorded spoken "true story" segments as closing "feature presentations."



* ''Random Acts of Variety'', an attempt at a revival
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' originally had more of a variety show-style format, with multiple musical guests appearing in some early episodes and stand-up comedy mixed in with the sketch comedy.
* ''Series/TheSlammer'' -- A variety show with a weird framing device.



* ''Solstrom'' -- A 2003 WidgetSeries produced by Creator/CirqueDuSoleil had whimsical fantasy storylines brought to life via a selection of circus/variety acts from both within and without Cirque's live shows.



* ''Solstrom'' -- A 2003 WidgetSeries produced by Creator/CirqueDuSoleil had whimsical fantasy storylines brought to life via a selection of circus/variety acts from both within and without Cirque's live shows.



* 1987's ''Dolly'', starring Music/DollyParton -- it lasted one season and was considered a huge gamble even then.
* [[Series/NewlywedsNickAndJessica Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson]] did a variety show special on Creator/{{ABC}} in 2004 that flopped ''badly''.
* A radio example would be ''Radio/APrairieHomeCompanion''.
* Technically, by having bands on, ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' was considered a variety show. (This was because variety got a higher budget than light entertainment at the BBC.)
* ''Series/TheSlammer'' -- A variety show with a weird framing device.
* ''VivaVariety'' -- Creator/ComedyCentral's parody of these kinds of programs
* ''Random Acts of Variety'', an attempt at a revival
* Filmed variety shows were briefly in vogue during the 1928-30 era when sound films were new and novel. ''Film/TheHollywoodRevueOf1929'' is a filmed variety show. MGM, which was transitioning to talking films, simply put all of its stars into a variety show movie filled with unrelated sketches and songs. Warner Brothers did the exact same thing with its 1929 film ''Film/TheShowOfShows''. 1930 film ''Film/KingOfJazz'' is a plotless variety show featuring Paul Waldman and his band in a series of lavish musical numbers, with sketch comedy interludes.



* In-universe in ''Podcast/TheOrbitingHumanCircusOfTheAir,'' the eponymous radio show's format includes musical numbers by bizarre animals and inanimate objects, novelty acts, and prerecorded spoken "true story" segments as closing "feature presentations."
* Series/BillNyeSavesTheWorld -- In a sense. Each episode has a particular CentralTheme that ties all the elements together, but within a single episode are contained any combination of live demonstrations in front of the audience, [[SketchComedy comedy sketches]], "man on the street" style interviews, correspondent field pieces, panel discussions, and monologues from Bill himself.
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' originally had more of a variety show-style format, with multiple musical guests appearing in some early episodes and stand-up comedy mixed in with the sketch comedy.
* ''Series/HeyHeyItsSaturday''
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** ''Series/TheTonightShowStarringJohnnyCarson''
** ''Series/TheTonightShowWithJayLeno''
** ''Series/TheTonightShowWithConanOBrien''
** ''Series/TheTonightShowStarringJimmyFallon''
* In-universe in ''Podcast/TheOrbitingHumanCircusOfTheAir,'' the eponymous radio show's format includes musical numbers ''Viva Variety'' -- Creator/ComedyCentral's parody of these kinds of programs
* Technically,
by bizarre animals and inanimate objects, novelty acts, and prerecorded spoken "true story" segments as closing "feature presentations."
* Series/BillNyeSavesTheWorld -- In a sense. Each episode has a particular CentralTheme that ties all the elements together, but within a single episode are contained any combination of live demonstrations in front of the audience, [[SketchComedy comedy sketches]], "man on the street" style interviews, correspondent field pieces, panel discussions, and monologues from Bill himself.
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' originally had more of
having bands on, ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' was considered a variety show-style format, with multiple musical guests appearing in some early episodes and stand-up comedy mixed in with show. (This was because variety got a higher budget than light entertainment at the sketch comedy.
* ''Series/HeyHeyItsSaturday''
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20th Mar '18 2:16:34 PM JamesAustin
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Moreover, fatigue with the genre had sprung up in the [[TheSeventies '70s]] -- ''Donny and Marie'' and ''Sonny and Cher'' were only the best-known examples in a decade that also brought us increasingly corny shows toplined by such acts as Series/TheBradyBunch and the Bay City Rollers. One-shot and annual specials such as ''Circus of the Stars'' persisted into the early 1990s, but even those are now relatively rare.

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Moreover, fatigue with the genre had sprung up in the [[TheSeventies '70s]] TheSeventies -- ''Donny and Marie'' and ''Sonny and Cher'' were only the best-known examples in a decade that also brought us increasingly corny shows toplined by such acts as Series/TheBradyBunch and the Bay City Rollers. One-shot and annual specials such as ''Circus of the Stars'' persisted into the early 1990s, but even those are now relatively rare.


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27th Jan '18 6:55:49 AM jamespolk
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* Filmed variety shows were briefly in vogue during the 1928-30 era when sound films were new and novel. ''Film/TheHollywoodRevueOf1929'' is a filmed variety show. MGM, which was transitioning to talking films, simply put all of its stars into a variety show movie filled with unrelated sketches and songs. Warner Brothers did the exact same thing with its 1929 film ''Film/TheShowOfShows''. 1930 film ''Film/TheKingOfJazz'' is a plotless variety show featuring Paul Waldman and his band in a series of lavish musical numbers, with sketch comedy interludes.

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* Filmed variety shows were briefly in vogue during the 1928-30 era when sound films were new and novel. ''Film/TheHollywoodRevueOf1929'' is a filmed variety show. MGM, which was transitioning to talking films, simply put all of its stars into a variety show movie filled with unrelated sketches and songs. Warner Brothers did the exact same thing with its 1929 film ''Film/TheShowOfShows''. 1930 film ''Film/TheKingOfJazz'' ''Film/KingOfJazz'' is a plotless variety show featuring Paul Waldman and his band in a series of lavish musical numbers, with sketch comedy interludes.
27th Jan '18 6:55:28 AM jamespolk
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* Filmed variety shows were briefly in vogue during the 1928-30 era when sound films were new and novel.
''Film/TheHollywoodRevueOf1929'' is a filmed variety show. MGM, which was transitioning to talking films, simply put all of its stars into a variety show movie filled with unrelated sketches and songs. Warner Brothers did the exact same thing with its 1929 film ''Film/TheShowOfShows''. 1930 film ''Film/TheKingOfJazz'' is a plotless variety show featuring Paul Waldman and his band in a series of lavish musical numbers, with sketch comedy interludes.

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* Filmed variety shows were briefly in vogue during the 1928-30 era when sound films were new and novel. \n ''Film/TheHollywoodRevueOf1929'' is a filmed variety show. MGM, which was transitioning to talking films, simply put all of its stars into a variety show movie filled with unrelated sketches and songs. Warner Brothers did the exact same thing with its 1929 film ''Film/TheShowOfShows''. 1930 film ''Film/TheKingOfJazz'' is a plotless variety show featuring Paul Waldman and his band in a series of lavish musical numbers, with sketch comedy interludes.
27th Jan '18 6:53:56 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheHollywoodRevueOf1929'' is an unusual example of a filmed variety show. MGM, which was transitioning to talking films, simply put all of its stars into a variety show movie filled with unrelated sketches and songs.

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* Filmed variety shows were briefly in vogue during the 1928-30 era when sound films were new and novel.
''Film/TheHollywoodRevueOf1929'' is an unusual example of a filmed variety show. MGM, which was transitioning to talking films, simply put all of its stars into a variety show movie filled with unrelated sketches and songs. Warner Brothers did the exact same thing with its 1929 film ''Film/TheShowOfShows''. 1930 film ''Film/TheKingOfJazz'' is a plotless variety show featuring Paul Waldman and his band in a series of lavish musical numbers, with sketch comedy interludes.
4th Jan '18 11:14:13 PM petewarrior
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* ''Series/AKBingo''
5th Nov '17 3:40:11 AM Laevatein
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This format fell out of favor in the early [[Main/TheEighties 1980s]]. Cable (particularly [=MTV=] and [=HBO=]) provided alternate outlets for the music, stand-up comedy, and miscellaneous acts that were the bread-and-butter of these shows, and viewers no longer had to sit through three acts they weren't interested in for the sake of one that they wanted to see. Also, tastes were becoming more polarized; whereas formerly people could endure musical styles they didn't care for much, more and more people actually HATED styles they disfavored.

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This format fell out of favor in America in the early [[Main/TheEighties 1980s]].1980s]] (although in Australia, ''Series/HeyHeyItsSaturday'' lasted until 1999). Cable (particularly [=MTV=] and [=HBO=]) provided alternate outlets for the music, stand-up comedy, and miscellaneous acts that were the bread-and-butter of these shows, and viewers no longer had to sit through three acts they weren't interested in for the sake of one that they wanted to see. Also, tastes were becoming more polarized; whereas formerly people could endure musical styles they didn't care for much, more and more people actually HATED styles they disfavored.


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* ''Series/HeyHeyItsSaturday''
26th Sep '17 4:24:44 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''The Creator/{{Sonny|Bono}} and Music/{{Cher}} Comedy Hour''

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* ''The Creator/{{Sonny|Bono}} Music/{{Sonny|Bono}} and Music/{{Cher}} Comedy Hour''
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